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GMP plans state's largest solar-power plant

Green Mountain Power customers will see the sun shine in Berlin where the company will build the largest solar array in Northern New England. At 200 kilowatts, the new photovoltaic array will be the largest project in Vermont when it is built this summer.

"Building a large solar generator is an important step towards reaching our vision of supplying customers with power that has low carbon emissions, low cost and high reliability," said Mary Powell, president and chief executive officer of Green Mountain Power. "Solar power is extremely low in emissions, and perhaps best of all, with the help of declining solar costs, grants and tax credits, this project will be cost effective for our customers."

The solar generator will be located on Green Mountain Power property west of Montpelier on a site that is ideal for a solar installation, with open space and good sun.

Using a competitive bid process, Green Mountain Power selected Alteris Renewables, formerly SolarWorks and Solar Wrights, of Montpelier to build the plant.

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